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Today's News

  • Treasure time in school before it's gone

    The restless night of sleep the night before.

    The nervous butterflies in my stomach.

    The dread of getting up before the sun.

    No matter what year it was, those feelings always seemed to go through me when it was time to go back to school.

    I did not hate school.

    In fact, I liked it quite a bit.

    I think it was that sense of the unknown, not knowing what the teachers would be like, who would be in your classes and if you would survive another year.

  • Reunion Notices

    Skirvin

    The descendants of John and Annie B. Skirvin will hold the annual family reunion on Aug. 23 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

    Mulligan

    The descendants of George Lewis (1844-1923) and Mary William Ritchie (1850-1943) will hold their annual reunion on Sept. 5 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building.

    The reunion will start at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    Attendees should bring a meat dish, covered dish, drinks and utensils to share.

  • Hall donates to Locks of Love program

    Kylee Hall, 5, donated 13 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Program. Kylee, the daughter of Chris and KrisAnn Hall of Dry Ridge, wanted to help children who lost their hair due to illness. She is a first grader at Dry Ridge Elementary. This was her first official haircut done by Janessa Fryman at J Salon, Dry Ridge.

  • Family brings carols, cakes for birthdays

    Who said caroling is for Christmas? Not the Roberts family.

    A 13-year-old decided she needed to give more to the people around her and sing carols for birthdays.

    Rachel Roberts, daughter of Gail Roberts, from Crittenden, started the Christian Birthday Carolers.

    “She’s the one who came up with the idea,” Gail said.

  • Where were Corinth's firefighters?

    Where were Corinth’s firefighters?

    A fire caused by lightning was the second fire in less than a month in the Corinth area that firefighters from Corinth did not respond to.

    “It’s not that we don’t want to,” said Elsie Cook, a member of the department. “It’s just that so many of us work and can’t make the fires.”

    Cook said the department has 14 members.

    three of which have medical issues with a few more actually living in Georgetown.

  • Williamstown starts season on fire

    Last season, it took about a month for the Williamstown volleyball team to earn their first win. This season, it took a little over an hour.

    The Lady Demons started their season with a three-set victory over Walton-Verona, winning 20-25, 27-25 and 25-12 on Aug. 11.

    “It feels good. I told the girls we need to take the momentum into the next game and play 100 percent every time,” coach Wes Staff said. “To beat anyone in our district, especially this early in the season, it shows to me that our girls are working hard.”

  • Blood drive is personal for Crittenden family

    Shauna Slaughter knows how important donating blood can be.

    The Crittenden mom’s two youngest children have had a combined seven blood transfusions since October 2008.

    Three-year-old Ashlynn and her 1-year-old brother, Aren, battle a severe anemia disorder called Hereditary Spherocytosis.

    Shauna suffers from the disorder as well, but has never had to have a transfusion.

    “Basically, your blood cells are abnormally shaped,” she said. “They get trapped in the spleen. They’re anemic from it.”

  • Epperson cuts Saturday hours

    Epperson Waste Disposal is changing its Saturday schedule.

    Effective Aug. 31, Epperson Waste Disposal in Williamstown will no longer be open to accept waste every Saturday.

    The landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to accept a pickup truck of garbage at no cost to any Grant County resident.

    Due to low volume of garbage being brought to the landfill on Saturdays, Epperson officials opted to cut back on Saturday hours.

  • Homes needed for unwanted dogs, cats

    Just when Brent Caldwell thinks he’ll be able to find more homes for the animals that are being dropped off at the Grant County Animal Shelter, a new car arrives bearing unwanted dogs and cats.

    The facility has about 130 dogs and puppies and 100 cats that need homes.

    “That number has actually declined from when I started, but these animals need homes, that hasn’t changed,” Caldwell said.

  • Lightning destroys Corinth home

    A Corinth family lost their home and its contents after a lightning strike on Aug. 10.

    Firefighters were hampered by lack of manpower and water when battling the blaze, said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    “We ran out of water,” he said.

    The fire started around 8:21 p.m. after a summer storm pounded the area with rain and lightning.

    The Corinth Fire Department was alerted twice but did not respond so Williamstown was sent.